The hardcore fan base thinks shogun is back to form the casual fan is jut going damn this guy can fight. You comparison to GSP makes no sense, the casual fan watched GSP come into a monster he just wasn't a guy who showed up and the announcers said he is the best ever. And frankly your casual fan is not you tubing fight videos, once you start doing that your blurring the lines and your no longer a "casual" fan. The more accurate comparison would be comparing Fedor to Shogun when he first came to the UFC and lost to Griffen, bottom line is he was written off right up till he knocked out Liddell after that, problem is Strikforce doesn't have a Liddell to reastablish Fedor and beating the likes of BigFoot and Werdum just won't cut it.
"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
The Toxic Terrors (FFL)
Georges St. Pierre*Sarra McMann*Pat Curran*Patricio Freire*Uriah Hall
NP FFL Team Toxic Challenge
Fabricio Werdum*Gilbert Melendez*Rick Hawn*John Dodson*Urijah Faber